You made them princes over all the earth; your name will be remembered from generation to generation. And the people will praise you for all ages
First Reading: Acts 28:11-16:30-31
Reading from the Acts of the Apostles – 11After three months, we boarded an Alexandrian ship, which had spent the winter on the island of Malta and had the Dioscuri as its emblem. 12We stopped at Syracuse and stayed there for three days. 13Then, coasting, we arrived at Reggio. The next day, the south wind rose and, in two days, we reached Putéoli. 14There we met some brothers, who asked us to stay with them for seven days. Then we went to Rome. 15The brothers from Rome, informed about us, came to welcome us at the Appian Forum and Three Taverns. Upon seeing them, Paul gave thanks to God and felt encouraged. 16When we entered Rome, Paul was given permission to live in a private house, with a soldier guarding him. 30Paulo lived in a rented house for two years. He welcomed everyone who came to him, 31preaching the Kingdom of God. With all courage and without obstacles, he taught the things that referred to the Lord Jesus Christ. - Word of the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm: 97(98)
The Lord made known his saving power, / and to the nations, his justice.
1. Sing to the Lord God a new song, / because he has done wonders. / His hand and his strong and holy arm / achieved victory for him. – R.
2. The Lord has made salvation known, / and his righteousness to the nations; / he remembered his ever faithful love / for the house of Israel. – R.
3. The ends of the universe beheld / the salvation of our God. / Acclaim the Lord God, O whole earth, / rejoice and be glad! – R.
4. Sing psalms to the Lord to the sound of the harp / and the gentle harp! / Acclaim, with bugles and trumpets, / to the Lord, our king. – R.
Gospel: Matthew 14,22-33
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.
To you, O God, we praise, to you, Lord, we sing; / praises you, O Lord, the choir of apostles! – R.
Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Matthew – After the crowd had eaten plentifully, 22Jesus ordered the disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side of the sea, while he sent the crowds away. 23After dismissing them, Jesus went up to the mountain to pray alone. Night came, and Jesus was still there, alone. 24But the boat, already far from land, was being tossed by the waves, because the wind was contrary. 25At three o'clock in the morning, Jesus came to the disciples, walking on the sea. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, “It’s a ghost.” And they screamed in fear. 27But Jesus immediately said to them, “Take courage, it’s me. Do not be afraid!" 28Then Peter said to him, “Lord, if it is you, send me to meet you, walking on the water.” 29And Jesus replied, “Come!” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water, towards Jesus. 30But when he felt the wind, he was afraid and began to sink and cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand, grabbed Peter and said to him, “You weak in faith, why did you doubt?” 32As soon as they got into the boat, the wind calmed down. 33Those in the boat fell down before him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God!” – Word of salvation.
Vós os fizestes príncipes sobre toda a terra; vosso nome será lembrado de geração em geração. E os povos vos louvarão por todos os séculos
Primeira Leitura: Atos 28,11-16.30-31